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New Short Film Festival April 27 at UNCG

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , ,
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Come to the lawn in front of UNCG’s Jackson Library, bring a chair or a blanket, have a few slices of pizza and enjoy the creativity of UNCG students. Twenty have submitted short films in a new film festival at UNCG – no film is longer than 7 minutes and most are delightfully short. They vary from animation to experimental – making for a great evening under the stars.

The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

One film is by a faculty member: Michael Frierson. “I admire the work that the Digital Media Commons and Paula Damasceno De Oliveira are doing to try to promote film as art on campus. My film “Camroulette” plays with screen symmetry and how to use the 2-D quality of the film image to reveal a 3-d space over time.  It’s meant to be fun, a puzzle really,” he tells CW.

The line-up of films:

PART 1 –  experimental

UN REFLET DE LA FOLIE
(US, 2013, 3 min. 28 sec.)
Directed by Layla Browning’
Layla Browning’s surreal exploration of narcissism.

RESONANCE
(US, 2015, 3 min. 23 sec.)
Directed by Jonathan Garris
Capturing the beauty of everyday sounds along with visuals to keep not only the eyes stimulated but the ears and brain.

TELEPRESENCE
(US, 2014, 8 min. 41 sec.)
Directed by Phillip Brubaker
Phillip Brubaker chronicles the communications between a team of scientists and deep sea research vessel.

BALLERS AND SHOT CALLERS
(US, 2013, 5 min. 53 sec.)
Directed by Alvester Miller
Loose exploration of 1) power-and-control; 2) commodification and its relation to sports entertainment 3) gender 4) race.

UNTITLED
(US, 2013, 4 min. 41 sec.)
Directed by Dustin Dennis
Dustin Dennis’ untitled short non-sequential narrative tracks two protagonists as they labor toward a common goal.

AKIRA’S DREAM
(US, 2013, 3 min)
Directed by Lindsey Laughridge
A visual poem by Lindsey Laughridge that takes a look at honesty.

CAMROULETTE
(US, 2013, 8 min. 26 sec.)
Directed by Michael Frierson
A space built from iterated, symmetrical rotations of a moment. To the sound of that sea shell you used to hold up to your ear.

PART 2 –  animation

THE GRASS EATER
(US, 2014, 3 min. 43 sec.)
Directed by Jeremy Couillard
3D dreamscapes divulge the inner mind of the artist in Jeremy Couillard’s animation.

I WILL MAKE YOU
(US, 2012, 2 min.)
Directed by Rachel Frank
Rachel Frank’s silent cosmogony presents creation through animated handmade and natural elements.

CORPSE POSTERZ
(US, 2014, 4 min. 29 sec.)
Directed by Ben Pederson
Colorful animation and found footage are edited by Ben Pederson to question the triviality of it all.

TINY DANCER
(US, 2015, 15 sec.)
Directed by Billy Hawkin
Billy Hawkin’s kinetic expression within static art.

16 films.

INTRODUCING, I WANT TO BEELINE AND SPRING ANYDAY NOW
(US, 2015, 33 sec., 17 sec. and 32 sec.)
Directed by “The Sarahs and The Stevens”
Video collages of sound and form animated by “The Sarahs and The Stevens”

PART 3 – video art

JORDYN SUMMERS CARVES A CHEESEBURGER INTO A PUMPKIN
(US, 2015, 3 min. 05 sec.)
Directed by Jordyn Summer
This is a film based on the “Andy Warhol eating a hamburger” clip which from Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth’s 1981 art movie “66 scenes from America.”

GROCERY SHOPPING
(US, 2014, 4 min. 55 sec.)
Performance on video by Lu Xu
Lu Xu makes and boat and a statement, where a simple need for food becomes an Odyssean journey.

ORIGAMI
(US, 2014, 5 min. 59 sec.)
Video by Lu Xu
Tradition exists within the contemporary, connecting three strangers on Lu Xu’s train ride.

LITTLE SYRIA PARADE
(US, 2015, 5 min 52 sec.)
Directed by Rachel Frank
Explore Manhattan in Brian Zegeer’s  parade of historical and literary symbols to bring attention to the Arab diaspora.

Questions? Email Armondo Collins, interim head of the UNCG Digital Media Commons, at arcolli2@uncg.edu.

 

Reposted from Campus Weekly